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Top 10 Things to do in New Orleans

New Orleans is surely one of the most fun cities in the USA to explore. Having Spanish, French, West African, Caribbean, Native American, and Southern influences; New Orleans has developed a personality and culture of its own unlike anywhere else in the world. Now, the ideal way to discover New Orleans is through its history, unique culture and vibrant streets. New Orleans is also home to one of the US’s most famous street parties; Mardi Gras. 

Take a look at below the best things to do in New Orleans and have a safe trip:

French Quarter

French Quarter

Popularly known as the Vieux Carré, the French Quarter in New Orleans has been the oldest and most popular neighbourhood in the city. For exploring the cities heritage, French Quarter is the best place in New Orleans. Checkout the truly beautiful old buildings, with lovely little balconies wrapping around them, as you wander down the old streets to sounds of jazz music and smell of gumbo. Also see plenty of art galleries and eat as much Cajun food as you possibly can.

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

Expecting something a bit livelier, head straight to Bourbon Street. Perched inside the French Quarter, it's the street you want to head to when the sun goes down and the lights come on, as the colorful lights entice you to go inside in one of the bars that line the streets for a drink or two. The street has a slimy sort of vibe with all the bars with flashy neon signs selling giant drinks and letting you get loose.

St. Louis Cathedral

St. Louis Cathedral

Located at the French Quarter, it looks like a castle but is actually the oldest cathedral in North America. If you manage to checkout this it alone makes it one of the best things to do in New Orleans, especially when you head inside. The St. Louis Cathedral was built as a Catholic Parish in 1720 and includes both Renaissance and Spanish Colonial architecture that is totally gorgeous.

City Park

City Park

Premised slightly northwest of the French Quarter, City Park is a beautiful botanical garden to explore. If you're planning a chilled out day, the park's attractions will surely keep you entertained. The visitors will find carousels and statues, stunning walks which are totally gorgeous and well worth a visit. If visiting with family or even alone, you could very easily spend hours wandering the park. With many eateries around, you can have a tasty lunch.

Plantation Tours

Plantation Tours

The ever so-famous Southern charm is on display at these plantations and you just need to take time out the city and view the old country. Oak Valley Plantation Tours are very popular and many tours here have been combining the plantation tour with an airboat tour. Visitors adore the biodiversity and wildlife in the swamps of Louisiana. The Cajun villages on the water and the wildlife including tons of alligators, birds, and insects.

Riding the historic street car of New Orleans

Riding the historic street car of New Orleans

One of the unique places where you get to ride an old-fashioned street car to move around the city. One of the best ways to get around the city with rich cultural heritage and best views of New Orleans. Just take the street car from the French Quarter to the Garden District and vice versa and it’ll be memory to take along with finest views of New Orleans.

Visiting the New Orleans Cemeteries

Visiting the New Orleans Cemeteries

It's the most popular things to do in New Orleans is to visit their many cemeteries. Since New Orleans is situated below sea level they are unable to bury their remains underground. The other option is to have above ground tombs and mausoleums. These awesome cemeteries in New Orleans are not only unique but a rich part of its history, making them one of the most exemplary things to do in New Orleans. Look for the guided tours of cemeteries around you and learn about famous people who remain & burial rituals and techniques of the local cemeteries.

Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street

Perched on the edge of the French Quarter, in the Marigny neighbourhood, this Frenchmen Street is a popular destination for tourists for live music and entertainment to enjoy. You’ll discover all the music styles ranging from; jazz, rock, blues, Latin, funk, zydeco, brass bands, and even EDM can be found here. Experiencing the local music is the best thing to know the culture of any city and music permeates the soul of Louisiana & live show is an essential experience. 

National WWII Museum

National WWII Museum

Eager to spend time in a world-class complex with award-winning exhibits showcasing the stories of those who served in WWII and on the home front, the National WWII Museum dilates the spirit of brotherhood, the moment you step in. Visitors get elate on watching the amazing exhibits that include actual planes, jeeps, and Higgins Boats, a theater with WWII-era musical performances, a restaurant, and a fantastic gift shop with 1940s-inspired gifts and clothing. 

Audubon Park

Audubon Park

Yearning for breathing fresh air in New Orleans, this 2-plus-mile paved loop is a favorite of bikers and joggers. Spend quality time with your loved ones in this 350-acre park that stretches between St. Charles Avenue and Magazine Street. Choose to walk or run under the shade of massive oak trees, watch ducks and swans paddle around, or pick a spot to have a picnic or play some Frisbee. This park neighbors the fabulous Audubon Zoo and The Fly - a stretch of park along the riverfront behind the zoo and you'll be surprised by hearing the monkeys and observing the giraffe peeking out from its enclosure.